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Best Free Video Tools

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There are a bunch of desktop video converters out there but I'm sure few could match what Adapter can offer. It is not an ordinary video converter. You don't just convert from one video format to another but from video to audio and even image file types. Yes, you read that right, you can extract songs and images with it. Adapter is 100% freeware, it has no ads and doesn't add watermarks. You can use it with no limits or restrictions whatsoever. Any Video Converter Free has batch processing and can directly extract and convert audio from any given video. The program can even download and convert YouTube and Google videos. Free HD Video Converter Factory can also download videos but it is faster than all the others. Plus, it allows you to cut, crop, and add impressive special effects. HandBrake has one of the most expansive software packages for ripping and converting video files. It is also multi-platform with Windows, Mac, and Linux versions. Videezy offers free stock

Best Free Data Visualization Tools

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Data is more than just numbers and text, it is information that maybe of value. It takes special skills to turn meaningless data into an understandable, impactful and engaging presentation. Patterns, trends and correlations are easily recognizable using data visualization tools and services. I've been involved with quite a few web projects that require graphs, but with advancements like HTML5 and CSS3, data presentation goes beyond the standard lists, tables and graphs that people are used to. There are now tools that take visualization to a whole new level. JavaScript Frameworks Let's begin with ones that require good old coding. Personally, I use  ChartJS for my projects. Here are some self hosted JavaScript(JS) based visualization libraries:  Chiasm ,  Dygraphs  and  JavaScript InfoVis Toolkit (JIT). If you prefer Python, Bokeh  is for you. For non developers, whine not as there are online services that allows you to generate stunning visuals with less tinkering. Online Ser

Bits And Pieces Of Cebu

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The gang is back! Ting, Doods and I went to the lively island of Cebu last June 5, 2014. We arrived at  Mactan Cebu International Airport at around 4:30 PM. We were booked in Elegant Circle Inn conveniently located in front of Fuente Osmena Circle. After a brief rest, we went to Robinson's Place food court for dinner which is just nearby. Having had a hearty meal, we decided to check out Ayala Center Cebu in Cebu Business Park. And oh my, the establishment is imposing both in size and prices, haha. The next day we availed of the free breakfast at the hotel and transferred to Sampaguita Suites , along Mango Avenue. We slept for a few hours and at lunchtime Doods and I ate at the resto below the hotel. In the afternoon, Ting and I went out to hunt for Amway as we intend to buy Agri-chem, personal health, and perfume products. We went along Jakosalem Avenue but not able to find it. Finally, a friendly tenant in one of the business establishments is helpful enough to tell us that t

At One With Nature In Guimaras

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Last Dec. 30, 2013, just a day before the new year, Ting and I went for a little adventure at Camp Alfredo , Guimaras. Search for great accommodation in Guimaras Island . We left Iloilo at around 9 am via ferry boat at Brgy. Ortiz. Its roughly a 15 minutes ride on rough seas. Stay in Iloilo City's best hotels . Upon arrival at the Jordan pier, we jumped into a Jordan jeepney making sure the driver knows where we are going and where he will exactly drop us. It's supposed to be less than 30 minutes ride, but our jeepney made a long stop at San Miguel market. However, the long wait is rewarded by the green scenery and fresh air when we resumed. As expected, we were dropped right in front of Camp Alfredo at Ravina. The concrete signage is a welcoming sign. You can immediately feel nature inviting you to come in. We climbed down a flight of stairs towards the session hall and bar. The session hall also doubles as a resto. We asked the person in charge of some questions about the zip

Best Free Windows PC Tools

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Despite the frailties and vulnerabilities of Windows, it still dominates the PC(Personal Computer) market. Windows 7 alone accounts close to 49% of the desktop operating system(OS) worldwide as of August 2017. In fact, I still use Windows 7 and have no plans of upgrading. Below are some useful Windows tools I personally use. UltraDefrag is a free defragmentation tool. Two things I like about it is, it is very fast and you can continue using your PC while it runs in the background. It works efficiently and computer speed dramatically improves. Sometimes there's just a situation where we have to run Windows 7/8 on a USB, luckily there's WinToUSB program. It allows you to install and run Windows operating system on a USB hard drive or flash drive, using an ISO image or CD/DVD drive as the source of installation. To do so you'll need the Windows image file. The free version is good enough for basic personal needs. Need more privacy? If yes, then go deep down up to the OS leve